The building of the steps began in 1924 and was completed in 1925. Aubrey Chesterman originally designed the steps to honor those who lost their lives in World War I. However, the steps have since been redesigned and terraced to honor Lynchburg citizens who have fought in all wars since the Civil War. There is a Doughboy statue at the base of the steps and a Confederate soldier at the top of the steps. The Confederate soldier’s statue is said to have a time capsule inside containing Civil War-related artifacts, such as Confederate currency, photographs of Lynchburg area veterans, hair from Traveller (Gen. Robert E. Lee’s horse), and casualty lists.
Each week, we’ll post a photo of Magnificent Hope near a landmark. If you know “Where in the World is Magnificent Hope?” send us an e-mail with the subject line CONTEST WEEK 1, CONTEST WEEK 2, CONTEST WEEK 3, etc. The person with the MOST correct entries and bonus entries at the end of the contest will win their choice of either a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet, a $100 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (depending on which reader your choose), and a copy of all our WIP and PNP books published any time during this year!
Bonus entries may be earned three ways:
- By “liking” all three Facebook pages – Write Integrity, Pix-N-Pens, and Magnificent Hope – just be sure to let us know you liked us in your first contest entry, and we’ll add the bonus points.
- Bonus entries will also be given for anyone submitting by e-mail one or more photos taken with Magnificent Hope AND at least one of our books anywhere on her journey. One photo per location, please. (For example, if you bump into Magnificent Hope at a Jennifer Fromke event in North Carolina and take ten photos with her at that same event, only one photo will count. But if you bump into Magnificent Hope at Jennifer’s event, and then again at an event with Dianne E. Butts, you can take photos both places and get two bonus entries!) Send your photos in .jpeg format, attached to an email, and we may use them in blog posts or perhaps even a book.
- Telling your family and friends about Magnificent Hope, Hope Tour 2012, and our books and authors – through Facebook, Twitter, blog posts, interviews with our authors or Magnificent Hope, or other ways. One share per week gets you an extra entry, so send us your links by e-mail so we can tally your points.
Read more about Magnificent Hope's Journey:
A Special Treat from Jennifer Fromke (and a huge hint for the Week 2 photo!)